Year in Review: Board Games

So…I was super upbeat about miniature games and RPGs this year. Board games are another thing altogether though. This year really felt like the first time I felt like there was a glut of games. And the majority weren’t that good. As I’m writing this, I’m actually watching the Dice Tower’s Top 10 Games of…

Ground Rules: Historical Culture Settings

Over the next few posts, we’re going to look at building settings based on/inspired by real-world cultures. However, before we jump in, we wanted to lay out a few basic ground rules we’ll be adhering to: Flavor, not stereotypes – We’re looking to extract flavor from historical cultures, not to indulge in rampant stereotypes. So…

Settings with Intelligent Items

In most settings, intelligent items aren’t a major component of the setting. While they may be present, they aren’t a focus of these settings. Even high fantasy settings like D&D’s Forgotten Realms don’t feature intelligent items as significant to the world. But it seems there are some rich storytelling opportunities for a setting where intelligent…

We’re back!

After a fairly extended hiatus, RPG Hooks is back!  Life got a bit in the way, but we’re back with a renewed focus on providing daily tidbits you can use to generate campaigns, adventures and NPCs!  We’ve even keeping our Instagram and Twitter up-to date.